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Blueberry bliss

February 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

The blueberry must be the queen of the berry species. Besides looking beautiful on the bush, what is more yum than a bowl of fresh blueberries? Although they grow quite OK in [...]

Raspberry lane

February 15, 2016 // 3 Comments

It’s amazing how our bodies cry for the supplements and foods we need – if only we could learn to listen better. Besides, what is better than a big bowl of mixed berries [...]

Sweat, tears and sagas

February 1, 2015 // 6 Comments

Victoria has quite a long harsh winter. From around mid-May to typically the end of October, on most days you can only do pleasant activities outside if you’re wrapped in [...]

Back yard make-over

January 15, 2015 // 4 Comments

This post isn’t about organic gardening at all – it’s all about a massive transformation to our living space – but of course we still used organic principles [...]

A lawn worthy of bare feet

January 1, 2015 // 2 Comments

It becomes so very dry in Lara that our strong Kikuyu front lawn just shriveled up during summer and turned into a dust desert where only a few hardy weeds survive in the [...]

Let it rain

December 1, 2014 // 1 Comment

So as that first summer set in, we very quickly realised this place is dry, really, really dry. So dry that the ground cracks up. In fact, many of the trees we planted [...]

In the beginning…

October 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

So this story starts around January 2011. At that stage we were living in suburban Somerset West, South Africa in a big house on what was considered a large property (approx. [...]